Akido Labs (W15)

Akido Labs is a data technology company leading the transformation of healthcare and government institutions into modern, data-driven organizations. By building and connecting human services data networks, we'll create the equitable world we envision

DevOps Engineer

Location
 
Los Angeles / Remote
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
Any (new grads ok)
About Akido Labs

We’re a Y Combinator backed company leading the transformation of major healthcare and government institutions to become modern, data-driven organizations. We believe that by building and connecting these data networks, allowing for the free flow of information, we will create the more equitable and rational world we envision. Recent Akido deployments include supporting a nation-wide disaster preparedness network, improving health outcomes by driving positive patient behavior at health systems, and combatting homelessness at ground zero in Los Angeles. Akido has assembled a diverse team of bright and motivated people who care deeply about solving these problems and making a lasting impact.

About the role

Skills: Nginx, Python, Linux, Jenkins, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

About Akido Labs

Akido is a Y combinator backed company empowering the transformation of major healthcare and government institutions to become more modern, data-driven organizations. We are building our vision to create a more equitable and prosperous world by enabling the free flow of information by connecting data networks to solve some of the most difficult problems our society faces. We have enabled deployments in supporting a nation-wide disaster preparedness network, improving health outcomes through patient behavior at one of the nation’s largest health systems and combating homelessness at ground zero in Los Angeles. Akido has assembled a diverse team of bright and motivated people who care deeply about solving these problems and making a lasting impact.

About DevOps at Akido

As a DevOps Engineer at Akido, you will be a member of a dynamic team continuously improving our AWS and on-prem deployment platforms, ensuring the highest levels of uptime, and continuing to automate as many deployment and quality assurance processes as possible.

You'll especially love DevOps at Akido Labs if you're starting in your DevOps career and are eager to be exposed to every part of the development process, ranging from managing the systems and networks they are hosted on, all the way to deployment, monitoring, and maintenance.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and assist in small-team initiatives to continuously refine our deployment practices for improved reliability, repeatability, and security. You’ll create plans, collaborate with engineering and compliance team members, and coordinate with product and business development teams. These high-visibility initiatives will help to increase service levels, lower costs, and deliver features more quickly.
  • Expand and automate our virtualized infrastructure, including software-defined networking. Write code and scripts to automate the provisioning of services and to configure services, using tools and languages including AWS CLI / API, CloudFormation, Ansible, Python, Bash, and Git.
  • Design effective monitoring/alerting and log aggregation frameworks using tools such as AWS CloudWatch, Zabbix, Elastic APM, and Splunk.
  • Help refine DevSecOps security practices (including regular security patching, minimum-permissions accounts and policies, encrypt-everything) in compliance with HIPAA and other standards regulations (such as SOC2). * Clearly document and diagram deployment-specific aspects of architectures and environments, working closely with Software Engineers, Software Engineers in Test, and others.
  • Suggest deployment patterns and practices improvements based on learnings from past deployments and production issues, collaborate with the DevOps team to implement these.

Requirements

  • Exposure to Linux in a production environment including the Linux kernel, Ubuntu, and standard software like systemd, Apache, NGINX, Postfix, etc.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. Can understand log and error messages and leverage internet resources to identify solutions.
  • Basic understanding of Bash, Python, and/or Groovy.
  • Exposure to Configuration Management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible or an equivalent
  • Exposure to Infrastructure as Code using CloudFormation, Terraform, or equivalent
  • Exposure to Machine/Container orchestration using Docker Swarm, ECS, Kubernetes, or equivalent
  • Ability to quickly understand and use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services.
  • Understanding of network fundamentals

Nice-to-Have's

  • Exposure to Continuous Integration using CircleCI and Jenkins
  • Prior professional experience in Configuration Management, Infrastructure as Code, and/or Machine/Container orchestration
  • HIPAA, SOC2, or other compliance regimes
  • Experience solving automation problems such as configuration management or deployment orchestration
  • Experience in privacy, security, and data protection.

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